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2000 specificly named by make and model firearms used for hunting or sporting purposes. second, the bill will not take away any weapons that are owned today. anyone who says otherwise is simply trying to deceive you. finally, it would ban the future sale or transfer of these magazines, including the manufacturing, implementation, or possession. let me address for a moment the charge that the assault weapons ban such as this are unconstitutional. the original federal assault weapons ban and it was challenged repeatedly on every grounds the opponents to come up with, including the second amendment, the ninth amendment, the commerce clause, the due process clause, equal protection, and being a bill of the chamber. each and every time these challenges were rejected and the ban was upheld, including by the fourth, 6th, 9th, and d.c. circuit. the supreme court subsequently recognizes the individual rights to gun ownership in the district of columbia. however, that decision clearly stated, "the right secured by the second amendment is not unlimited." justice scalia, the author of that
the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-cards and e-pay, has come knocking. >> we cannot put ou
for talking with us this morning, dr. torrey. he's the founder of the treatment advocacy center. we now go to a live hearing of the senate judiciary committee. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i want to thank the senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the hearing. it demonstrates the importance of this issue. at the outset, i want to note that the rules of the senate prevent outbursts or clapping or demonstrations of any kind during these hearings. there was so much interest in today's hearings that we had to expand opportunity for the audience in an adjoining room. the overflow room is 226 of the dirksen building. i will make opening remarks and give ranking member cruz the same opportunity and then welcome our first witness. we are here to discuss a critically important issue, maybe a very basic question. we venerate in this country are committed to the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of those who live in amer
no indication there was any choke holds, anything like that. there was no taser used, no baton. >> it's now being investigated by the county's top prosecutor, but the jury is already out if you go strictly by the thousand plus comments on the sheriff's office facebook page. shame on all of you. apparently the same laws don't apply to the evil and soulless authority figures. but paul, an elder at ethan's church takes a more measured approach. >> i would really like to see the investigation play out. i hope they find places that they can do better. >> paul says he was at church every sunday, sat through two services in the same seat each week and this is what that seat looked like the sunday after ethan died. >> almost always a smile on his face and i'm going to miss him. >> in frederick, kristin fisher, wusa9. >>> ethan's family declined to comment, but the family's attorney believe the deputies involved should have been suspended. after ethan's death, not a month later. he said ethan's story highlights training for law enforcement regarding individuals who are developmentally disabled.
of the u.s. capitol the sunday. the nation's governors continue their winter meeting on sunday. congress returns tomorrow with the senate. chuck hagel is expected to be the next defense secretary. a boat could happen early as tuesday. and those automatic budget cuts -- budget cuts begin to kick in. on the sunday, often during, 24, we will begin with the topic of health care. specifically, medicaid. is it a good idea? we want to get your thoughts on all of this. 202 is the area code. 585-3881 for the republicans. 202-585-3880 is our democratic line. you can also join us at facebook or send us an e-mail. a couple of issues dealing with health care and the elderly. a cover story, "increased -- a crisis in plain sight." and this cover story from time magazine called, "why medical billsa re killing us." and from "the new york times," -- there is the story of one of a number of republican governors -- he said ohio would reverse this decision if the government failed to cover all the cost of the expansion. here are some details for ohio -- last year the supreme court ruling that they have the a
of the subcommittee. i am looking forward to working with the ranking members as we both share a commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our board agents -- ensuring our border agents receive the support they need to protect homeland. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of home as security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshmen majority members. we have mr. richard hudson of north carolina. later joining us will be stephen from montana. they bring a welcome experience to their new roles in congress and the subcommittee. i look for to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of hds. -- of dhs. i think the subcommittee staffer diligently working together to put this hearing together. thank you for that. i now recognize myself for an opening statement. next month marks 10 years since the creation of the dhs with the homeless security act of 2001. the attacks on september 11 forced to rethink our approach to defining the homeland. as the commission report document
sure. >> police tell us beaumont is the legally registered owner of those weapons. he is officially charged with trespassing but at this time he is undergoing mental evaluations at sheppard hospital. school officials said there needs to be improvements in security. >> a loud and emotionally charged crowd converged on annapolis. 1000 gun rights activists rallied at the mall. several of them lined up to testify against the governor's gun-control legislation. david collins was in the thick of things and he joins us live from annapolis with the latest. >> the crowd was one of the largest in recent memory. so many people signed up to testify the senate committee reserve eight hours to hear from all sides. >> the right of the people to keep and bear arms. shall not be deprived. >> the police estimated the crowd of 1000 strong was allowed -- was loud and mostly charged with in your face gun rights messages. the nra organized it taking aim at governor mallees gun-control legislation being heard in committee. >> we will be the only ones to [indiscernible] because criminals do not follow laws
with us any more because it can kill ya in a snap. sam andrew: it was inevitable and really surprising both at the same time. michael joplin: when she died of a heroin overdose it was really hard cause i didn't have a role model anymore. jim langdon: nobody was surprised, i wasn't surprised at her death but one of the most truly surprising surprising things about janis is life and death is that she's still with us. thirty seven years later no mater where you are in america you can flip on your car radio and at some point or another you're going to hear janis joplin singing. powell st. john janis was like a racecar driver. you win races and you get great adulation from the fans. but there's always the chance that they'll wipe out. john cooke: i had a dream where janis was on stage. and it was the end of the set, the end of the encore. and, that was maybe a month or so after she died, and i felt like it was janis coming to say goodbye. janis came down the ramp, and there was this little girl needing approval and comfort and she said, "was it okay, was i okay?" and i said, "yo
call or e-mail us. we also want to hear from you on twitter. in january, a northwestern university professor david figlio talked about school choice at the university of florida law school. this is an hourlong event. >> thank you. the bob graham's center for public service is very pleased to co-sponsor this. this is a great policy for us to look at. david figlio is the professor of education, social policy and economics at northwestern university. he is also a research associate at the national bureau of economic research and a founding member of the research program on the economics of education. his research on education and social policy has been funded by the u.s. department of education, the nih and the gates foundation among many others. his current research involves evaluating the tax credit scholarship program, the largest school voucher program in the united states. conducting a large-scale study of school accountability in florida and following children from birth through school career to study keep questions regarding early childhood poverty analysts inequality. prior to
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as you can see flipped over. it rolled several times, firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue the driver. >> i heard a screech and like a boom and we came running over to make sure everything was all right. there was a guy pulling people out of the car. >> investigators believe the driver was going to fast for the conditions. the kids taken to three hospitals and some had significant injuries. >> last night's streak of light, that flashed in the sky over the bay area was not connected to a couple of earlier events. >> see that? >> what was that? >> that's the surprise reaction from a person on southbound 280 just before eight last night. they posted this dash cam video on youtube. the light is right there. others describe it as a flare. something very breathtaking and scary at the same time. >> and i was sitting on the chair in the backyard and i was looking in the sky and i seen like a blue -- a blue streak from the sky coming down. i thought it was a firework. >> some say they believe that the fire ball came from a passing meteor. >>> the russian government is sizing
angeles police office wanted for murder. >> suarez: we turn to iran as the u.s. tightens sanctions but tehran shows no signs of halting its nuclear program or engaging in talks. >> brown: from our american graduate series, we have the story of a chicago non-profit that aims to change the lives of would-be dropouts. >> what's interesting about one goal is that it pinpoints and targets low-income, underperforming students in non- selective chicago public schools, students who are least likely to graduate from high school, let alone college. >> suarez: we look at newly released documents showing leaders in the catholic church in los angeles shielded pedophile priests and failed to report allegations of child abuse. >> brown: and gwen ifill talks with biographer jeanne theo- haris, who offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an alabama bus in 1955. >> she is celebrated for one act and i think part of that celebration puts it all in the past, right, when the actual rosa parks keeps working on racial and social justice issues all the way up t
say pistorius used a cricket back to break down the bathroom door. the bat and the cellphone were found splattered with blood. using a diagram projected at a large screen, the officers said pistorius aimed his gun at the toilet, pointing out that he had to turn and fire at an angle in order to hit the toilet. more prosecution evidence, a floor plan of the apartment, which the state says shows pistorius could not have crossed the bedroom towards the bathroom without realizing steenkamp was not in bed. defense attorneys pressed the police officer who admitted that steenkamp's body had no signs of an assault or signs of her defending herself. the officer also conceding he could find nothing inconsistent with pistorius's version of events. prosecutors say police found bullets in a safe in the home and they say that will lead to charges of possessing illegal ammunition, but later the investigator said they did not establish whose ammunition it was. prosecutors say there's no way the killing of steenkamp was self-defense. they cited two previous incidents of police encounters with pisto
in arizona, americans are looking to us for solutions and for action. this committee is a focal point for that process. i have introduced with having law enforcement agencies to enforce restricting gun trafficking. others want to ban ammunition clips and others have proposed modifications to the background check system to keep guns out of the wrong hands while not unnecessarily burdening law- abiding citizens. i am a lifelong vermonter. i know gun store owners in vermont. they follow the law. they conduct background checks to prevent getting guns to those who should not have them. they wonder why others who sell guns to not have to follow the same protective rules. i agree with these responsible business owners. if we could all agree that criminals and those adjudicated mentally ill should not buy firearms, why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allows them to buy guns without background checks? it is a simple matter of common sense. if we agree the background check system is worth while, shouldn't we try to improve its content and use it so it can be more effecti
property. ats built a mock bunker which they used to practice rescue scenarios, and another report states the defense secretary, leon panetta, gave the okay for teams to operate certain rescue equipment. investigators tell fox news they're still working to determine exactly how he gunman died. so they probably know, they're not letting us know. one week ago he reportedly snatched the child from his school bus. shot and killed the school bus driver, in midland city, alabama, near the border. the sheriff said the suspect felt like he had a story. now that story could remain a mid. -- remain a mystery. >> we were never able to actually find out what his story was. he just continued to -- we know it was very important to him and very complex. we were never able to discover what the story was. >> here's what we do know. the young boy is set to celebrate his sixth birthday this week and you can bet his relatives will be there with him. jonathan is live. some birthday plans on the agenda. >> that's right. in fact we have some fresh video i want to show you from the nearby town of napier field. t
," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps
their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problems, for two reasons. first, t
'm looking forward to working with the ranking member ron barber as we both share a strong commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our border agents receive the support that they need to protect the homeland. last september, ron and i attended the dedication ceremony of the bryant a kerry border patrol station in arizona on wrangled patrol agent brian terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of homeland security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we have mr. kief rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. richard hudson of north carolina, and later joining us will be mr. steven gaines of montana. they bring a wealth of experience to their new roles in the congress and on the subcommittee at a look forward to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of dhs. let me pause for just a minute and think the subcommittee staff who have worked diligently to put this first hearing
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
>>> don't forget, or if you're f just finding out now, youou haven't forgotten. you can watch us saturday at paci0 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. thenfic. again at 2:00 a.m. that's right, twice on saturdayi night.ke. >> >> we're twice tonight. hi don't t >> i don't think that's true.re >> no, we are. 5:00 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. >> apparently that is true. don't u again, i don'tnd understand what it means.i know a n i know a new red eye returns mace monday. mike baker. >> time to go back to thomas time to go back to thomas for si ."e postgame roundup. nsroom >> jedeiah, when can we see youg on newsroom.litics, not sure >> monday morning, check myee ye website.o f >> tucker?aking n >> up-to-the-minute breakingkerx news on the mendez hooker sex dl caller. >> daily caller.com. >> that's a good guess. >> i asked the people in the mendez camp and they saidettes a right wing blog. gre see for yourself. great >> greg, great having you as a r guest.>> i don'you do other shows on fox? >> no, t i pretty much hang out here. i don't have a place to go. nicotine gum from tucker, thank you. >> back t
said when it happened he got 98% of what he wanted. only republicans gave us the sequester, only they can stop it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: whatever, jim. jim is so competitive jacki. in the parking structure he's like ha ha, i got in the building first! >> into the building first? >> really? that does it for you? >> you compete about that? >> stephanie: love letter for jacki. dear steph. huge fan and podcast subscriber. everyone involved makes the show fantastic. you guide the show along masterfully. chris is more than he's given credit for. silliness occurs when healthcare geek jacki is in the studio with us. any way to have her there with you more often? >> well, there would be if jim ward didn't constantly sexually harass her. >> there is that whole restraining order. >> i'm several feet away from her. >> that's what the restraining order says. >> stephanie: why can't we have nice things. here she is in the current news center. >> that was sweet. good morning everybody. during the state of the union address, president obam
of lives. u.s. military troops, luca, a german shepherd lost her left leg in afghanistan. now she travels the country promoting a working dog memorial. next the bad. this grocery worker tried to jump the chain but doesn't quite get the height needed. takes down the shelves, spilling food over the aisles. he wasn't hurt. the ugly. a 49ers fan forget it is only a game. she is hysterical after ravens beat san francisco in the super bowl. the fan can't hold back those tears. she says she is a life long fan of the 49ers. maybe not his hysterical but she was crying. >> it is time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we've been talking about the super bowl all morning. earlier we asked you what your favorite moment of that game was and here are your responses. >> thanks to everyone who responded. what a fun party you went to? >> it was great. we had a blast. left a little too late. >> like a lot of people. everybody have a great day. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: up too late? never. good morning, everybody. today is monday, february 4. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you'r
's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >> mike, as a grizzled veteran journalist, what's your view? >> just stop it. it makes us out to be spoiled, pampered, you know, people. just stop it. you know? he played golf for two days. they press complaining about access to the president, and they have this squabble. it happens every couple years. nobody pays attention to it except the press. it's time to move on. >> jonathan capehart, isn't this, though, about a bigger question? it's not just about seeing tiger woods for the press, it's about not getting as much access
secretary arne duncan. mr. secretary, thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning major. thanks for having me. >> garrett: i know you will get to some of the implications of the across-the-board cuts, but in the recovery academy the education department received $98 billion. isn't there room in your budget, mr. secretary, to absorb some of these spending cuts and not have some of the negative effects that have been tellsed so far? >> our money all goes out to school districts. as you know, the vast majorpt of federal money goes to help vulnerable children, whether children with special needs poor children whether whether adults in college doing work study, whether our babies in head start. we don't have any ability with dumb cuts like this to figure out what the right thing to do is. it means children will not get the services and opportunities they need and as many as 40,000 teaches could lose their job. >> garrett: how soon could that happen? i heard immediately early in the fall. is there a "the sky is falling?" >> some will happen immediately and some in the fall. there are
-up call. you knew the u.s. facility was under attack, the embassador was missing. there had been teams deployed potentially to help in a rescue effort. this was total chaos. the u.s. facility on 9/11 under attack and the president of the united states didn't call to follow-up. >> you would think there would be an open lean and constant communication. >> look at the response, totally flaccid. they were left hanging fire and they died. even to this day, there's nobody in custody for the attack, despite there were security cameras all around. we have pictures of the people who did this and yet no one has been brought to justice. the response is baffling and it's shocking the president didn't call for eight hours and i don't understand why. >> i don't either. there's been so many movies devoted to the osama bin laden capture and -- or assassination. it would be nice to know the minute-by-minute internal working. it's fascinating and intriguing. surely something had to be happening in the white house. >> flip it around. what's a the justification for not revealing that information. why shou
for joining us and thanks for being with us. >> hey hey and up and at them rise and shine. good morning to you, the second of february, 2013. i'm than kooiman in for alisyn is it just a big gimmick and who is going to be left footing the bill? >> anna let me be the first to say. will pox con see his shadow. televised event in the world. well, maybe a few hours. "fox & friends" sunday, if you can add them up. depends where you are. "fox & friends" sunday, right. it's the super bowl. we dispachesd brian kilmeade to bling in the flavor from the big easy. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> there is a live look this morning from new orleans. the big easy. >> just days away from the 49ers facing off against the ravens in super bowl 47 but the party has already begun there in new orleans. our very own brian kilmeade is live out there. good morning, brian. >> cheerleaders how are all three of you getting along. maybe at the christmas party. to see you three together is fab as it particular. what you are witnessing live right now is something that's never been done in western civilization. we hav
are never going to go back to not using these types of things, whether it is android -- this poses a big problem to the people that provide these services and the users. you know, somebody like myself, we use this stuff all the time and we do with very sensitive information. security is very important to us. it is very important that the people that provide the services. connell: on this program yesterday, we showed a few that you like. give us an example of how you, personally, these are joe's stocks that he likes, we will not go through them all individually. all of these are small or for you're more fair to medium type. >> it is even riskier when you talk about what we do. these are high-growth companies that are dependent on big government contracts. they could be lumpy. we saw some of these negatively react. we think a lot of these companies, these all are companies, will ultimately be acquired. whether it be hardware, software, consumer, government, they will report tonight. they have had lumpy times. we think that the big trend there is nothing but. i do not think we will get less
to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. >>> tomorrow i speak with jimmy carter and my exclusive with the pizza store owner who is giving gun owner as 15% discount. a guy i call an idiot. jake tapper is in for anderson cooper and he starts right now. >> thanks, piers. it's 10:00 p.m. on the east coast. tonight, only on "360" why if the disease will not kill you, the medical bills might. even if you have insurance. we'll take you inside one patient's bill and show you what the health care industry does not want you to sea lion by line, charge by inflated charge down by the paper cup. that's $12, by the way. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash with the former democratic congressman took and what was bought with it boggles the mind.
. >>steve: it was crazy. did you prepare a report for us this morning? >>brian: no. oh yeah, i did. in fact, i did. here's a look back at one of the most bizarre and, dare i say, electrifying super bowls of all time. >> when the cannons went off both teams were ready to play, but in reality it was the ravens, not the 49ers, going for the gold. joe flacco on fire. when jacoby jones cut the touchdown pass, the game looked almost over. for us, it was beyonce time. for san francisco, time to regroup. >> in the locker room, guys were saying come on, let's go. we have to believe. we have to keep our spirits high. >> third-quarter kickoff. more baltimore. jones again. 28-6. then the unprecedented, the unexpected. a 35-minute power outage. >> service will be restored momentarily. >> the setting surreal. but when the power returned, so did the 9er passion. colin kaepernick with his arm, with his feet. finally, we had a game. >> we made them throw the ball. he had a hard time beating us, but he got going. the kid can play. >> down by 5, essentially would come down to one last play. >> the baltimore r
. thank you for being with us on the "washington journal." the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 14, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable chris collins to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2013, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. mullen, for five minutes. -- mr. mullin, for five minutes. mr. mullin: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house and to revise and extend. the speaker pro te
correspondent ali velshi is here in "the situation room" with us today. ali -- >> what a day. >> -- the numbers are going up. >> just flat, basically. we came within 16 points of the record that was set on october the 9th in 2007. so if we got there, you would have just made your money back after more than five years. let me just remind you, in a market that is volatile, which means a lot of computers influence trade trading, you will go down. this will take a few days. for everything else going on in the economy and in washington, this dow is near an all-time high. we got to a fire-year high again today. >> it doesn't look like on wall street at least, this concern about forced spending cuts. >> there's a couple of reasons for that. as you know, let's say the forced spending cuts go into effect on saturday morning. up won't see any of the furloughs or layoffs for another month and that's when we have to discuss the budget. so the market thinks you have the end of march, not february. the stock is overvalued. you pay a multiple of that. in a low-interest rate environment, you tend to take a ris
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was half the size of a football field. it passed, we can happily report, without incident. here to tell us about both events is astrophysicist and author neil degrasse tyson, director of the hayden planetarium in new york city. let's start with what happened in russia. how unusual was that in terms of size and impact? >> well, we couldn't know precisely how common that would be. all we can do is sort of look back at other sort of reported such events. for example, there was an air blast that happened in the airspace over india and pakistan back in 1990s. which happened to occur while they were in intense conversations about their nuclear buildup of arm ament. and so such a blast mimics greatly what would happened with the nuclear blast. it is an instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >>
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